July 23, 2018

Vol. 219 / No. 2

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July 23, 2018

Personal property such as these figurines of Our Lady of Guadalupe are considered "non-essential" and confiscated from detained migrants. (Courtesy of Tom Kiefer)
Arts & Culture Dispatches

Photographer Tom Kiefer took a job at U.S. Customs and was horrified to discover personal items in the trash. He decided to show them to the world.

Bryan Rivera sifts through the remains of his house, after his family went missing during the Volcan de Fuego or "Volcano of Fire" eruption, in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, on June 7. (AP Photo/Moisés Castillo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarJune 27, 2018

The Fuego volcano eruption destroyed properties recently sold to indigenous Guatemalans for subsistence farming.

 Pope Francis places a red biretta on new Cardinal Pedro Barreto of Huancayo, Peru, during a consistory to create 14 new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellJune 28, 2018

Pope Francis used strong words that can be read both as an admonition and guidance for the entire college of cardinals.

Faith Dispatches
Allyson EscobarJuly 13, 2018

Though most Catholics say they use artificial contraception, the church is finding a receptive audience for Natural Family Planning programs.

Politics & Society Features

It is not simply children whom we seek to design but our own selves.

The Cathedral of St. Mary in Toledo, Spain (photo: Wikimedia)
Politics & Society Features
Menachem WeckerJuly 13, 2018

Darker layering shapes the tourist experience in ways that are not always apparent or transparent.

Faith Faith in Focus
Julia WalshJune 12, 2018

At the time, it was the largest immigration raid in U.S. history.